Rent a villa on Crete - you'll find villas with flights and villas with no car required
Summer on a Greek island - that's got to be one of the best summer holidays to have. But which
Greek island do you fancy for this year's summer holiday? One
of the popular Greek islands is Crete. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Crete has
an awful lot going for it: sandy beaches, historical sites, busy night life - you'll find
a little of everything on Crete.
What better way to explore the joys of Crete than by renting a villa for a couple of weeks in the summer.
You may want to rent a villa and organise the flights yourself, or why not get somebody who really knows
what they're doing to get you the best deal, and rent a villa with flights.
There is a nice variety of villas to choose from on Crete: villas away from it all, and ideal for a spot of relaxing,
there are villa with no car required. it's well worth having a look at some of the villas
As we all know, there are a plethora of flights on the market. However it isn't always easy to get a flight which
matches your villa holiday dates and times. if you're a dab hand at matching the two, you may well want to sort
your flights out yourself. If, on the other hand, you'd rather let someone with a wealth of experience book your flights -
you may well want to get those nice people over at
to help you out. We booked a villa holiday last year and found it much easier for James Villas to get the whole
package booked for us. When you have children in tow you really want to make sure that things go like clockwork!
Villas on Crete - no car required
To really get around and see the island of Crete, you probably need a car. Although you may not be
looking to spend too much time looking all around the island - maybe you want to amble about, be near the shops and beach, and not
have to jump in the car every time a trip to the beach is called for. You'll be pleased to hear that Crete has plenty of villas where no car is required, When taking a villa holiday,
we never book a hire car - to be quite honest, I have enough driving in the UK, without flying a few thousand miles only to jump in the driving seat again. Give
me a taxi to the villa, and if I'm really lucky, a bicycle for a few days.
Take a villa holiday on Crete
Top 3 villas on Crete - here are some villas to try
Villa Melina in Chania
sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms. With the restaurants, bars and beaches all within a couple of kilometres. Villa Melina has a clifftop setting, and
enjoys terrific views out across the sea. The lawned garden contains a large private swimming pool - 10m x 4 metres. Villa Melina
also has Wi-Fi and free air-conditioning. Find out more about Villa Melina...
Villa Mandarin in Platanias, Chania, sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms. There are 2 bathrooms at Villa Mandarin too. Villa Mandarin is one of those villas on Crete
where you don't need to worry about having a car; the beach, restaurant and bar are only 0.5 kilometre away. Villa Mandarin
also gives you Wi-Fi - just in case you can't leave the internet alone for your time on Crete; and air-conditioning too. Find out more about Villa Mandarin...
Villa Nefeli can be found in the village of Prines, in the Rethymno region of Crete. Sleeping 6 people in 3 bedrooms,
Villa Nefeli makes a lovely location for a family holiday. You'll probably need to hire a car to get the most out of your
holiday at Villa Nefeli because the nearest restaurant and bar are 1.5 kilometres away; the beach is 7 kilometres away - which is a little
too far to walk for a dip in Mediterranean. There is Wi-Fi and air-conditioning at this detached villa too. Find out more about Villa Nefeli...
More information - just for the traveller
In this age there are numerous ways to find out more information about Crete. One such way is by reading blogs about Crete written by people who really know and love the island.
A couple of the blogs I'm familiar with, and which you may well be interested in, are
Both these blogs have the kind of inside knowledge which is invaluable on a Crete villa holiday.
A first hand video of Crete
You may be interested in this video taken by someone who experienced Crete; it's always good to get as much research in as possible - you'll know what to do when you arrive!
If the thought of a villa holiday sounds good - but you've got children in tow, have a look at villa resorts which combine the advantages of having your own villa with the advantages of a resort's facilities.
Find a selection of holiday cottage in Beccles, Suffolk. The cottages of Riverside House, Butterfield House, Northgate Bakery, Honeysuckle Cottage and Burnt Hill House all have a video showing their location in Beccles.
Try a villa holiday in Europe and the Mediterranean during March, April and May. James Villas Spring Holidays is the place to look - and if you get in early enough you could get a bargain in the James Villa Holidays Half Price Sale.
Located next to the beach and surrounded by the Lagoa dos Salgados Lagoon and nature reserve, Vidamar Algarve Resort is a villa resort with holiday villas sleeping between 4 and 8 people. All villas at Vidamar Algarve Resort have their own pool.
A fabulous day out, the Falkirk Wheel links the Union Canal with the Forth and Clyde Canal. You have a variety of attractions at the Falkirk Wheel, including an Archimedes Screw, hire a cycle, paddle boats, or just a nice walk.
See the sights from the top of the Nevis Range in Scotland. Take a gondola up the mountain, and get some views from the Sgurr Finnisg-aig view point. You can always cycle down too - or take the cable car back down again.
How about a family holiday in the sun? The Balearic Islands make a lovely location for a holiday. We were recently fortunate enough to spend a few days at the all-inclusive resort of Marina Parc on Menorca. Close to the beach at Arenal d'en Castell, Marina Parc also comes with its own water park.